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  • 2013 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-563-3330
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  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Philadelphia History Museum Throws 70s Party with Tastykake Wine Tasting

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 3.51.30 PMTo celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Philadelphia History Museum is throwing it back, way back. Their 6th annual Cocktails in the Courtyard event is going retro with a “Summer of ’75” theme this year.

There will be live DJs (reminding you why disco is no longer popular) and images projected showing what summer in Philly looked like in the 70’s (reminding you why short shorts had to die). The event will feature food from El Rey, Panorama, and Campo’s Deli. Drinks will be provided by Penn Rye Vodka, Dock Street Brewing Co., Saint Benjamin’s Brewery, and 2nd Story Brewery. And most importantly there will be a wine and Tastykake pairing.

The party will be held Thursday, June 16th starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are going for $30 each, $50 if you buy two, and if you’re a member you get a discounted price.

Even if you’re not a history buff, at least go to find out exactly which wine pairs best with a Krimpet.

Cocktails in the Courtyard [Get your tickets here]

Cinco de Mayo Roundup: Where to Eat and Drink as the 5th of May Approaches


With Cinco de Mayo just a week away, we over at Foobooz Headquarters decided we could no longer put off going through the folder we had marked, “Cinco de Mayo: Deal With Later,” in our emails. So here it is you tequila and guacamole guzzling heathens: your guide to Philly’s Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Street Festival at El Rey: The Stephen Starr restaurant is hosting its first ever, all-day (5/5, 2pm-10pm) street festival, featuring Mexican street food (think tacos, quesadillas, nachos, corn, margaritas and agua fresca), live mariachi music, piñatas and giveaways. The festival will be on the 2000 block of Ranstead Street.

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Cocktail Classes Are Back At The Ranstead Room

ranstead-room-cocktail-classes-400Have you ever just wanted to impress your friends with your cocktail concocting skills? Well, here’s your chance to become your own personal genius mixologist (at least in your opinion).

The Ranstead Room is once again hosting their cocktail class series. Every Monday, head bartenders Anna Henderer and Derek Moorer will host a class focused on cocktail fundamentals and techniques surrounding a particular spirit.

The classes are $68 per person, which includes five cocktails, take-home bags and bar snacks–plus all the education you walk away with. The take-home bag will have goodies like bar tools, glassware and cocktail recipe cards. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

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